UVI Bulletin Board for March and April

University of the Virgin Islands School of Law

Census 2020 USVI Modifies Operations As a precaution in light of the coronavirus pandemic and following the guidance of the Virgin Islands government and public health authorities, Census 2020 U.S. Virgin Islands census takers have ceased door-to-door visits through April 6.

Census field workers will continue to list housing addresses on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, but they will have no person-to-person contact with residents. No census workers will visit homes during this time.

Non-essential Census 2020 office workers are being asked not to report to work in order to limit the number of employees in the offices. This workforce modification will be in effect until April 6, when a full review of Census 2020 U.S. Virgin Islands operations will be conducted.

Census 2020 US Virgin Islands encourages its staff and the general public to be safe.

UVI Bookstores Set Operations Procedures Beginning on March 25 The University of the Virgin Islands Campus Bookstores take precautionary measures in response to COVID-19. The stores will be closed to “walk-in” customers effective Wednesday, March 25. The bookstores will continue to attempt to meet instructions and office supply needs via appointments.

Please email your supplies and materials request to the employees listed below:

St. Croix Bookstore: Telephone 692-4162

Angie Sanes: [email protected] – Computer/Tech, Office Supplies

Petra Carbon George: [email protected]  —  Textbooks

Shay Roberts:  [email protected]  — General Merchandise, Regalia

St. Thomas Bookstore: Telephone 693-1560

Wilfred Cooksey: [email protected]  — Textbooks

Mervin Taylor: [email protected]  — General Merchandise and Office Supplies, Computer/Tech, Regalia

Submit an approved Interdepartmental Service Requisition (ISR) or Purchase Order (PO) via DocuSign. Once it is processed, the arrangement will be made to pick up the merchandise.

The bookstores will return to normal working conditions tentatively on April 6, or until further notice or advisement by the UVI administration.

Mental Health Awareness Week Activities Set for March 23-27 at UVI (Postponed) The University of the Virgin Islands Counseling and Career Services Office has postponed “Mental Health Awareness Week,” which had been scheduled for March 23-27 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Due to the threat of the coronavirus (COVID -19), it has been postponed for a later date.

An assessment will be made to continue to inspire people who are facing challenges and to continue its mission to provide resources.

Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair Postponed The public is advised that the sixth annual Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair (VI Lit Fest) has been postponed until further notice.  The VI Lit Fest had partnered with the Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA) for the 2020 festival originally scheduled for April 1-4, under the theme, “Shifting the Geography of Reason XVII: Dignity Power and Place in the Caribbean.” However, VILF leadership has voted to postpone the local end of the collaborative festival/conference due to the tenuous conditions associated with the threat of COVID-19 and the leadership mandates in support of a safe and healthy Virgin Islands community.

UVI’s Research Day scheduled for April 24 Canceled The University of the Virgin Islands Annual Research Day scheduled for Friday, April 24, has been canceled. Research Day provides its students the opportunity to showcase their research with topics that impact the V.I. community.